Committing to Holistic Inclusion in Higher Education

Submitted by Aya Waller-Bey on March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Energized about conversations regarding the role of the public university, I find myself reflecting on the role of institutions of higher education more broadly, and commitments to postsecondary access, diversity, and inclusion. There are currently 3,026 four-year degree-granting institutions in the United States. Amongst these institutions are minority-serving institutions (historically black college and universities and Hispanic serving institutions), women’s colleges, small liberal arts colleges, work colleges, and public research institutions to name a few.

Curb Cut Thinking: An Argument for Universal Design

Submitted by Lindsey Beagley on January 4, 2017 - 12:00am
I sit at my desk staring at this cheeky big red button that reads, “To boldly go where everyone else has gone before” and marvel at the common themes that seem to weave through my career. I keep it pinned to my corkboard everywhere I go because, as a generalist and project manager-type professional, I often need to remind myself what principles and values guide my career path and thread together my seemingly disparate intellectual pursuits. Accessibility and equity are chief among them.

User-Centered Design to Equip the MasterCard Foundation Scholars

Submitted by Bethany Weigele on April 14, 2015 - 12:00am

Imagine you are a young African student accepted for a full-ride scholarship to study at a university. Your selection was prompted by your passion to change the continent in which you were born. At the end of your time in school, you will be one of several thousand students who can call themselves a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and you will be charged to positively impact Africa by making a difference in your field, be it health, engineering or political science. What resources would you need to be successful?

Premier co-working spaces, incubators and accelerator spaces throughout the Valley

Submitted by Hayfa Aboukier on July 11, 2012 - 12:00am

A few weeks ago, ASU entrepreneurs and innovators joined the Edson team on a party bus and tour all of the premier co-working spaces, incubators, and accelerator spaces throughout the Valley.  In one day we toured greater metro Phoenix in an attempt to learn about all the exciting spaces looking to support innovation and entrepreneurship in a variety of ways.

Mentorship Meetup

Submitted by Nikki Gusz on February 22, 2011 - 12:00am

About Mentorship Meetup

Mentorship Meetup supports student entrepreneurs by connecting them with industry and entrepreneurship experts. As a community, we can nurture students’ ambitions to cultivate innovative ideas and ventures in the Phoenix metro region.

Working for "the man" and being a part of the problem... before creating solutions

Submitted by Samantha Miller on April 21, 2010 - 12:00am

We’ve all said it.  Ok, if we haven’t said it, we’ve certainly thought it.  Very loudly in our heads.  And with facial expression, perhaps.

“If I were in charge I would…If I had that much money I would…If I were president I would…”  It’s a useless phrase, but this fact doesn’t seem to slow us down in the saying of it.  We would change the world itself.  Yes, save the children, end the wars, grow more trees.  If only we had the power to do so.


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